Food-specific requirements and guidance – Manufactured food (all other food)
As of November 1, 2022, the CFIA is conducting compliance activities of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) requirements for the manufactured food sector consistent with its long-standing Compliance and enforcement policy to respond to non-compliance with fairness, impartiality and transparency.
Industry is responsible for ensuring the safety of their food products at all times. The CFIA supports compliance by providing regulated parties with the tools, resources, guidance, and services they need to become familiar with and follow regulatory requirements. This includes the SFCR provisions relating to licensing, preventive controls and traceability.
Before you review information related specifically to manufactured food products, read the information on General food requirements and guidance. The SFCR set out many requirements that apply across food commodities, along with the specific requirements highlighted here.
Additional requirements for Food imports and Food exports may apply also to your business.
Know the requirements
- Canadian Standards of Identity: Volume 8 – Icewine
Learn about the standards of identify for Icewine.
- Units of Measurement for the Net Quantity Declaration of Certain Foods
Units of measurement for prepackaged food, consumer prepackaged food and prepackaged food other than consumer prepackaged food.
- Maximum Quantity Limits for Personal Use Exemption
There are quantity limits defined for manufactured food that determine whether you can qualify for a personal use exemption.
Preventive control recommendations
- Preventive controls for food – Manufactured food (all other food)
Find information on select preventive control practices for operators to mitigate food safety risks associated with the processing of manufactured food products.
- Compliance activities for manufactured foods
On November 1, 2022, CFIA ended its previously announced approach to the prioritization of compliance activities of the SFCR requirements for the manufactured food sector.
- Food business activities that require a licence under the SFCR
Learn more about specific activities that would or would not require a licence under the SFCR.
- Fact sheet: Manufactured food (all other food) businesses
Learn about key SFCR requirements for manufactured foods.
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